Agenda and minutes

Appeals Committee
Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

62.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

There were no apologies on this occasion.

63.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.

 

Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.

 

Minutes:

There were no substitute members on this occasion.

64.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

65.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meetings held on 1 and 15 December 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2020 were agreed as a true and correct record.

Voting: unanimous

66.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -

‘That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:- The Committee exclude the Press and Public for item 5 of the Agenda under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds of the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act, as the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.

67.

10:00 School Transport Appeal

To consider an appeal against the refusal of Home to School Transport assistance.

Minutes:

Exempt Report as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Committee considered an appeal against the refusal to provide home to school transport assistance in the form of a bus pass, as detailed in the report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix A to these minutes in the Minute Book.

In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to all the supporting information provided by the Local Authority and the appellant, including the verbal submissions made by the Local Authority and the appellant at the meeting.

DECISION MADE:

That, having taken careful note of all the evidence presented by all parties, the appeal in respect of the appellant named in the report be upheld. The Committee found that the home to school transport policy had been applied correctly but agreed that there were exceptional circumstances to depart from the home to school transport policy on this occasion. The assistance was granted in the form of a bus pass until the end of this current academic year 2020/21.

Voting: unanimous

68.

11:15 School Transport Appeal

To consider an appeal against the refusal of Home to School Transport assistance.

 

Minutes:

Exempt Report as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Committee considered an appeal against the refusal to provide home to school transport assistance in the form of a bus pass, as detailed in the report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix B to these minutes in the Minute Book.

In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to all the supporting information provided by the Local Authority and the appellant, including the verbal submissions made by the Local Authority at the meeting.

DECISION MADE:

That having taken careful note of all the evidence presented by all parties, the appeal, in respect of the appellant named in the report, not be upheld. The Committee agreed that the Home to School Transport Policy had been applied correctly and there were on this occasion.

Voting: unanimous

69.

13:15 School Transport Appeal

To consider two appeals against the refusal of Home to School Transport assistance.

 

Minutes:

Exempt Report as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Committee considered an appeal against the refusal to provide home to school transport assistance in the form of a taxi, as detailed in the report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix C to these minutes in the Minute Book.

In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to all the supporting information provided by the Local Authority and the appellant, including the verbal submissions made by the Local Authority and the appellant at the meeting.

DECISION MADE:

That, having taken careful note of all the evidence presented by all parties, the appeal in respect of the appellant named in the report be upheld. The Committee found that the home to school transport policy had been applied correctly but agreed that there were exceptional circumstances to depart from the home to school transport policy on this occasion. The assistance was granted in the form of a taxi until the end of this current academic year 2020/21.

Voting: unanimous